Make your move on the media industry

12 April 2011

Written by: Natalie Savino

The Walkley Foundation, together with the Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA) and Media Super, is giving final year journalism students the opportunity to make valuable contacts and meet successful recent graduates through their MediaPass Student Industry Days program.

The events are designed to give students a better understanding of the media industry, including what conditions to expect when they begin working, and to provide them with tips on applying for jobs. A range of journalists and editors will be present to pass on their advice.

The Student Industry Days will commence in Sydney on Tuesday, May 10, at Redfern Hall, from 9:30am – 4:30pm.

Speakers include:

Jock Cheetham – journalist at the Sydney Morning Herald

Heather Forbes – national Manager Staff Development for the ABC’s News Division

Nina Funnell – freelance opinion writer

Yaara Bou Melhem – recipient of the Young Australian Television Journalist of the Year Award 2009

Melbourne will be second to host the event on Wednesday, May 18, at the Wheeler Centre, from 9:30am – 4:30pm.

Speakers include:

Colin McKinnon – Training and Development Editor for The Age

Mark Gambino – freelance photographer and copywriter

Jason Edwards – photographer for Leader Community Newspapers

Subsequent dates can be found on the website.

Entry is free and lunch is also provided.

Places are limited, so RSVP to Danielle Gorman at